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Coach Wooden's Leadership Game Plan for Success: 12 Lessons for Extraordinary Performance and Personal Excellence [Hardcover]

John Wooden , Steve Jamison

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1 April 2009

“Each member of your teamhas the potential for personalgreatness; the leader’s job isto help them achieve it.”

Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Successpresents a unique opportunity to study underthe man ESPN hails as “the greatest coach ofthe 20th century.” Practicing character-basedleadership before the term was invented, JohnWooden consistently led his legendary teamsto victory and has since taught countless businessleaders his fundamentals for achievingand sustaining success.

Now, using this hands-on book based on theacclaimed John Wooden Leadership Course©,you can “interact” with Coach to learn andapply his philosophy of world-class leadership.This unique tutorial introduces you tohis core fundamentals of success as a leaderand reinforces them with examples, exercises,quizzes, and quotations. You’ll learn how to

  • Create a relationship of respect andcamaraderie with those you lead
  • Remain alert to opportunity, threats,trends, and changes
  • Act with confi dence—but neverarrogance
  • Practice moderation and balance inall that you do
  • Be a model of poise, grace, and reason—especially under pressure

Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Successdrives home Mr. Wooden’s trademark 12 Lessonsin Leadership and his famous Pyramidof Success.

When you base your leadership style and substanceon Coach’s straightforward attitudes,values, and principles, you’ll lead your teamand business to success the Wooden way.

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Take a one-on-one leadership course with Coach John Wooden himself!

“John Wooden is a monumental figure in American sports, yet his legacy of leadership transcends athletics and spans generations. Coach Wooden instills in others a sense of pride, a commitment to ethics and a respect for teamwork. These fundamental principles translate readily from the sports arena to business, management, and leadership.

"Although John Wooden gained fame at UCLA as an illustriousbasketball coach, his leadership values and professional and personal behavior are just as applicable in business. Team-building in any context—especially in today’s hyper-competitive and fast-changing environment—is difficult. That Coach Wooden was able to achieve such consistent successes at the highest levels over his 40-year career is a tribute to the robustness of his ideas.”
John E. Anderson Chair in Management and Dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management

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John Wooden (1910-2010), guided the UCLA Bruins to ten NCAA basketball championships over a 12-year period, including four perfect seasons and an 88-game winning streak. He was named ESPN’s “Greatest Coach of the 20th Century” and voted “#1 Coach of All Time” by The Sporting News. Sports Illustrated said it best when they said: “There’s never been a finer man in American sports than John Wooden, or a finer coach.” In 2003 John Wooden was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Steve Jamison is America's foremost author and authority on the life and philosophy of John Wooden. Mr. Jamison is a consultant to the UCLA Anderson Scool of Business’ John Wooden Global Leadership Program. He has collaborated with Coach Wooden on an award-winning PBS presentation as well as several books, including the classic book on teaching and mentoring, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Wooden in a New Setting 24 April 2009
By Frank Bennett - Published on
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I have studied John Wooden's books and his philosophy for over 35 years, but I found his new book fresh and inspiring. The "12 Lessons for Extraordinary Performance and Personal Excellence" were very good. My favorite section was "50 Maxims and Observations on Leadership". The book concludes with a chapter "Wooden's Team" where former players have short articles on various topics related to leadership. It's amazing that a 99 year old is so prolific & relevant throughout his 90's. I loved it.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By Yvette Borcia and Gerry Stern - Published on
This book is loaded with Wooden's cleverly worded, succinct quotes that collectively provide a powerful guide for successful leadership. Here are a couple of examples: "A leader lacking Enthusiasm will infect the group with the same malady" and "Respect is a prerequisite for Loyalty. You gain respect by giving respect." In addition to the 12 lessons, the book offers a section on Reflections on Leadership presenting 50 maxims and observations; the section gives the short maxims as headers ("e.g., "Little things make big things happen.") followed by a brief paragraph that expands on the idea.

The book is based on Wooden's widely respected leadership course and extends the teaching of two previous books by him. This work is a hands-on guide with some lined blank pages for the reader to address questions to teach key points and gain personal insights.

While you can't become a leader by reading this or any other book on the topic, you need to become aware of what it takes to be a successful leader and reflect on your strengths and weaknesses. This book offers an a treasure trove of insights and has the potential of helping the reader learn and become more self-aware. It's a gem and we highly recommend it.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coach Wooden's Leadership Game Plan 24 Nov 2009
By Jeff Pittsley - Published on
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I have read alot of John Wooden's books over the years. This is a great summary version with actionable items to work thru and implement within your life. I am so glad I bought this book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Philosophical anecdotes from an extraordinary person 18 May 2010
By Jaewoo Kim - Published on
After reading this book, it is clear to me that John Wooden is an extraordinary individual with much to learn from. He is almost 100 years old now and bit old school but he has plenty of great things to teach to anyone.

For one, he himself was an extraordinary basketball player. He won 3 high school player of the year awards from his sophomore to senior year. He also was a great college basketball player at Purdue. But it is his coaching career that outshines all others in his career.

Coach Wooden grew up in what seems to be a very disciplined environment. His father wrote instructions on how one should behave, think, and approach life and passed them to John Wooden, who in return, organized much of the principles passed down by his father into his famous pyramid of success.

Most people never write down the principles they should live by let alone organize them in a coherent logical manner with detailed philosophical reasons behind each of them. This book provides that for the reader.

I was somewhat surprised UCLA basketball teams under John Wooden only practiced 2 hours a day. But he made EVERY minute of that 2 hours count and even had a detailed plan for EVERY minute. Time was to be respected and not even a single minute was wasted. Being late to practice was a big no no under coach Wooden.

Another big surprise was that John Wooden never even mentioned winning or even beating the other team. John Wooden's definition of success was practicing, preparing, and playing at the highest level one is capable. He purposely told his players to not even look at the scoreboard as it distracted from them from performing at their highest level.

One anecdote of Coach Wooden's philosophy that made an impact on me is "Make each day your masterpiece". Wow...each day should be a masterpiece (not merely decent or satisfactory). That is how he practiced his team; he made each and everyone of his practice a masterpiece. That is the path of becoming a champion.

I am glad I read this book and I am glad Coach Wooden is willing to share his well thought out and proven approach to life, success, and happiness. I have learned much from this book.

I particularly recommend this book to younger readers who are trying to find that compass in life.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coach Wooden 16 Oct 2009
By Skip Maison - Published on
Coach Wooden once again inspires us to achieve the things that are within our grasp, yet seem somehow just out of reach. Whether John Wooden is on a basketball floor, in front of hundreds of students or writing on his philosophies, he astounds the witness with a calm knowledge and confidence of leadership in our own lives. The most astonishing thing about this particular book is this... no matter what situation we are in and no matter what type of relationships that we have....we can be the leader and positively inspire those around us with our thoughts, actions and beliefs.
That Coach Wooden turned 99 on this week only makes this book more amazing.
We ALL should be very grateful for this man and for his teachings... including this wonderful book.
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